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Br J Cancer. 2004 Jul 5;91(1):9-10.

A randomised trial of single-dose radiotherapy to prevent procedure tract metastasis by malignant mesothelioma.

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Department of Radiation Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Perth, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia. sean.bydder@health.wa.gov.au

Abstract

A single 9-MeV electron treatment, following invasive thoracic procedures in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, was examined. In all, 58 sites were randomised to prophylactic radiotherapy or not. There was no statistically significant difference in tract metastasis. A single 10-Gy treatment with 9-MeV electrons appears ineffective.

PMID:
15199394
PMCID:
PMC2364745
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6601957
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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